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Move is a song by Little Mix that serves as the lead single and appears as the second track on their second album, Salute . It was released on November 3, 2013.

Background

Following Little Mix's DNA Tour, the group began work on their second studio album. The group wrote the song wanting to show off their musical progression with mature sound. The group achieved this by allowing the song to be more production led than their previous material. Little Mix co-wrote "Move" with Cottone, their vocal coach, and Nathan Duvall. During a livestream, the group revealed the name of the their next single and Jade Thirwall described the song-writing process as, "We all sat in the studio together and vibed and made little noises…" Lyrically, the song talks of boys who think they are too cool to dance and ultimately leads to Little Mix telling them to move.

During the live stream, Perrie Edwards said: "This is a big deal for us. We've worked on our album for so long now.We're very proud of it (Move)... you never know what people are going to think do you?" During the stream Jesy Nelson said "I would personally say the new album is a step up. It's more R&B and mature. It's just cooler." The girls, who performed at Radio 1's Big Weekend in London in May, were asked about how they wrote the song. Jade said: "This one was quite interesting.... We started with sounds. Just making loads of little quirky noises... and just put the song together really. We were just 'vibing' off each other. It was a bit weird actually, but we are a bit weird anyway."

Little Mix Studio Live Stream16:23

Little Mix Studio Live Stream


Critical Reception

Move received mainly positive reviews. Digital Spy gave it 4 out of 5 stars stating that its head-spinning structure may take a few listens to get your head around, but it's worth it for the 45-second finale which, thankfully, sounds nothing but pure Little Mix. The Daily Record gave the song five out of five stars, mentioning that it contains inspiration from 90's club pop as well as being R&B-infused compared to their previous singles. It highlighted the lyrics as being "full of attitude and the trademark Little Mix harmonies and melodies, making this song a sure hit." Move has sold over 130,000 copies in 3 weeks of release in the UK.

Chart Performance

The song peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart, #26 on the Australian Charts, #5 on the Irish Charts and at #38 and #22 on the US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) chart and US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard) chart.

Music Video

The music video was uploaded onto their vevo account on October 25, 2013. It was directed by Carly Cussen. The video starts with silhouettes of the band members appearing in front of brightly coloured backdrops. They are then seen in a shiny white room and Thirlwall then begins to sing the first verse. Throughout the video, the members are seen performing hip-hop style dances, with several dancers in the background. The video then moves to a large stage with bright flashing lights, where the group perform the final dance for the song. The video includes male dancers which consisted of Jaron Johnson, Claudimar Neto, Aaron Witter and Wolfgang Mwanje.

Little Mix - Move03:47

Little Mix - Move

Lyrics

Jade:
Hey baby, tell me your name
I got a fever for you
I just can't explain
But there's just one problem
I'm a bit old school
When it comes to lovin'
I ain't chasin' you
Ain't waiting, I'm on a roll
You've got to let yourself go

Perrie:
Woah
You know that I've been waiting for you
Don't leave me standing all by myself
Cause I ain't looking at no one else

Jesy:
Hey, get your back off the wall
Don't you get comfortable
Looking so hot I think that I might fall, woo
Feeling like it's my birthday
Like Christmas Day came early
Just what I want so when we move, you move

All:
Hey, get your back off the wall
Don't you get comfortable
Looking so hot, I think that I might fall
Feeling like it's my birthday
Like Christmas Day came early
Just what I want so when we move, you move

Leigh-Anne:
Oh silly, why you afraid?
Don't be a big baby
Quit playing games

Leigh-Anne with all:
Put your arms around me
You know what to do

Leigh-Anne:
And we can take it down (with all: low)


Perrie with All:
Woah, you know that I've been waiting for you
Don't leave me standing all by myself
Cause I ain't looking at no one else
Looking at no one else! (Jade: yeah oh)


All:
Hey, get your back off the wall (Jade: Oh)
Don't you get comfortable
Looking so hot, I think that I might fall (Jesy: I think that I might fall)
Feeling like it's my birthday
Like Christmas Day came early (Jade: Like Christmas day came early)
Just what I want so when we move, you move (Jade: You move)

Get your back off the wall (Leigh-Anne: Oh get comfortable)
Don't you get comfortable
Looking so hot (Leigh-Anne: Yeah), I think that I might fall (Jesy: Yeah yeah)
Feeling like it's my birthday
Like Christmas Day came early (Jesy: Came early)
Just what I want so when we move, you move

Leigh-Anne :
I know that you wanna
But you can't cause you gotta
Stay cool in the corner
When the truth is that you wanna move

Leigh Anne with All
So move!
I know that you wanna
But you can't cause you gotta
Stay cool in the corner
When the truth is that you wanna move
So move!

Perrie (Jesy, Jade and Leigh Anne):
Move it baby, Woah (Aaaah Aaaah)
You know that I've been waiting for you (Aaaah Aaaah)
Don't leave me standing all by myself (Aaaah Aaaah)
Cause I ain't looking at no one else
Looking at no one else, looking at no one else
Aaaaw!

All:
Hey! Hey! I'm ready, hey! Boy come and get me
Don't be scared, show me what you do
Don't you know a girl like a boy who moves?
Hey! Hey! I'm ready, hey!
Boy come and get me
Don't be scared, show me what you do
(and Jade: Don't you know a girl like a boy who moves?)

Hey, get your back off the wall (Jesy: get your back off the wall)
Don't you get comfortable
Looking so hot, I think that I might fall (Perrie: I think that I might fall yeah)
Feeling like it's my birthday
Like Christmas Day came early
Just what I want so when we move, you move

Hey! Hey! I'm ready, hey! Boy come and get me
Don't be scared, show me what you do
(and Jade: Don't you know a girl like a boy who moves?)


Audio

Little Mix - Move (Audio)03:45

Little Mix - Move (Audio)



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